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Panthers Third Round Pick #78 Brandon Lafell WR

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Unfortunately you are probably right. Fox has always had a mental block when it comes to rookies (remember sticking with Foster instead of DeAngelo when it was obvious). There are many examples of this with Fox. He IS 'getting' better in this regard tho. I feel this is a major reason why he is even on the hot seat. Fox is a very good coach & we are lucky to have him. He just needs to pull the trigger a little quicker when guys prove themselves, IMO.

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Unfortunately you are probably right. Fox has always had a mental block when it comes to rookies (remember sticking with Foster instead of DeAngelo when it was obvious). There are many examples of this with Fox. He IS 'getting' better in this regard tho. I feel this is a major reason why he is even on the hot seat. Fox is a very good coach & we are lucky to have him. He just needs to pull the trigger a little quicker when guys prove themselves, IMO.

keeping williams behind foster wasn't really that bad. Foster was still better in pass protection and williams wasn't as confident in his cutbacks or running with much power.

Keeping foster behind Davis was one of the crazier one's I can think of.

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He reminds me of Moose. He can be taught better route running, but his body frame is necessary for the style of offense we run. He has what Jarett doesn't, and that's getting off the jam. He is physical and will be a great option. Within 2 years he should be a #1 WR.

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Super aggressive and competitive --- Tough, powerful and physical - That's what separates him from DJ.

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biggest difference between this guy and gilyard: no problem fighting through jams, a key imo to making him a legit #1 or #2 guy.

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I love how he's confident without being cocky, Edwards is also.

I really like the pick after looking at his interviews.

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The question is can he consistently catch the ball...droped passes have killed him

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The question is can he consistently catch the ball...droped passes have killed him

The bigger ? is can he get separation. I really think all we did was draft a new shiny Jarrett and everyone on this board is falling all over him. Jarrett is really not as bad as people are making him out to be.

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The bigger ? is can he get separation. I really think all we did was draft a new shiny Jarrett and everyone on this board is falling all over him. Jarrett is really not as bad as people are making him out to be.

I think he is faster than Jarrett but his hands are not as good.

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The bigger ? is can he get separation. I really think all we did was draft a new shiny Jarrett and everyone on this board is falling all over him. Jarrett is really not as bad as people are making him out to be.

So by your assessment Jarrett is not that bad and we then have a player who is a new shiny version of him. So, then we have two not too bad receivers, both of which are 24...? Not a bad situation really. Look at how the two bigs guys in SD are doing, Jarrett (if he can keep on the roster) and LaFell could be a match up nightmare for any speed based defensive backfield.

Whilst separation is important, it is more important for the receivers that can't fight off defenders for the ball. These kind of guys just need a ball thrown up for them to go and get, something which many cornerbacks simply will not be able to deal with.

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So by your assessment Jarrett is not that bad and we then have a player who is a new shiny version of him. So, then we have two not too bad receivers, both of which are 24...? Not a bad situation really. Look at how the two bigs guys in SD are doing, Jarrett (if he can keep on the roster) and LaFell could be a match up nightmare for any speed based defensive backfield.

Whilst separation is important, it is more important for the receivers that can't fight off defenders for the ball. These kind of guys just need a ball thrown up for them to go and get, something which many cornerbacks simply will not be able to deal with.

Then why is it that Jarrett is widely considered by almost everyone a bust and yet that could be said about him?

I just think if you wanted another possession receiver AJ Jackson went Undrafted. You could use the argument that they both bring similar strengths (albeit a tad slower) and he is a full 2 inches taller. I don't see any slot recievers that went Undrafted that I am really interested in (maybe Banks).

The situation with Lafell is almost the same as with Jarrett. He fell and when we get him everyone thinks he has/had so much value and how great a pick it is and how he is the next "Moose". I keep telling everyone we already have that. The knocks and strengths are almost identical. And possession receivers were a dime a dozen in this draft.

Everyone rags me, I guess I do take the draft to seriously (its my life for about 8-10 months out of the year). We had a decent draft but considering it was probably the deepest in history (even in the UDFA class) we should have done better JMHO.

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Wow I didn't know this guy was as fast as he shows to be in the video. He has great speed for a big man. My question is would he be a 1st round pick if his worth ethic wasnt questionable and he didn't character issues? Now days it seems if a player makes the slightest mistake his value drops tremendously even guys that have already made it in the NFL loose their value with character issues, (Big Ben, TO, Holmes, Marshal,ect) I think if we have good leaders and coaches then character issues can be controlled. It seems like this player gave us two things, a much needed WR and a WR that fits the system(blocking) I have high hopes for this man.

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